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Looking directly into the lens of the camera, Ricardo Lagos condemned Augusto Pinochet, the dictator of Chile, in a cool impassioned speech on live national television during a time when the word ‘dictator’ was censored. Earlier in Chile people who spoke out against Pinochet were imprisoned, murdered and exiled – or in some cases exiled then murdered. Through relentless organizing, campaigning and planning, Ricardo Lagos helped Chileans overthrow Pinochet peaceful and democratically. A term afterwards, he served as President of Chile from 2000 to 2006.

A few weeks ago Professor Shaiken, Chair of the Center for Latin American Studies, hosted former President Lagos when he visited UC Berkeley.

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Get your art on, real free, without having to stray more than two blocks from Unit 1. The Berkeley Art Museum will unveil its eagerly anticipated Fernando Botero exhibit on Wednesday and mere steps down Bancroft Way. Alphonse Berber beckons with some eye-catching 4-D works by Bedri Baykam. The Clog supports block parties of all varieties, especially this kind. Details below: read more »